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#2020Resilience Twitter Chat

Wednesday 16th April, 10am – 11am EDT on Twitter

Join the conversation!

Poor people and communities are being hit by shocks ranging from droughts, floods, and earthquakes to conflict and food price spikes, and these shocks are putting people’s food and nutrition security at risk.

It’s time to rethink how people and communities can be helped to become more resilient to these shocks. The international conference “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security“, held by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 15-17th May will debate just that – and we invite you to be part of the discussion online.

Join experts from Farming First and the IFPRI on Twitter at 10am EDT on Wednesday 16th April to debate the issues with our experts:


jay-kaufman-fintracJay Kaufman is Senior Vice President of Field Operations at Fintrac. He has two decades of experience providing support and oversight to multi-year agricultural development projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. He is an expert in market analysis and commercial distribution channels; smallholder and local partner grants administration; and agricultural sector rehabilitation post-disaster. @fintrac



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Tenna Shitarek is Farm Africa’s Programme Manager for Quality in Ethiopia. Prior to working at Farm Africa Tenna worked as a consultant and he produced a number of important evaluations and reports on a range of topics including economic resilience and disaster risk reduction. He is also the co-author of “The Economics of Early Response and Disaster Resilience: Lessons from Kenya and Ethiopia”@farmafrica



ruth meinzen-dick ifpriRuth Meinzen-Dick is Coordinator of the CGIAR program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi). Her research deals with water resource management, land, forests, property rights, collective action, and the impact of agricultural research on poverty. She leads IFPRI’s Gender Task Force and co-leads work on strengthening women’s assets. Much of her research has been in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. @ifpri



clemens breisinger ifpriClemens Breisinger is an economist and research fellow at IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division. Since 2010, Clemens leads the Middle East and North Africa team, which provides knowledge, strengthens capacity and aims at influencing policy and investment decisions for an Arab World free of poverty and malnutrition. @ifpri



agnes quisumbing ifpriAgnes Quisumbing is a senior research fellow at IFPRI and co-leads a research program that examines how closing the gap between men’s and women’s ownership and control of assets may lead to better development outcomes. Her past work at IFPRI analyzed the factors that enable individuals, households, and communities to move out of poverty over the long term, and on how resource allocation within households and families affects the design and outcome of development policies. @ifpri

Questions to be addressed:

How is ‘resilience’ relevant to agricultural development?
Which trends are currently threatening people’s resilience?
Which programs are succeeding in building farmers’ resilience?
How can ‘resilience’ be incorporated into the post-2015 development goals?

Tweet us YOUR questions for the experts, using the handle @farmingfirst or @ifpri using the #2020Resilience hashtag!